Monthly Archives: March 2018

Aries 11 ~ “My life, ideally lived.”

Aries 11

“My life, ideally lived.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 11

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 11° The president of the country

This is a symbol of high ego on the impersonal side, evident in the complete and naïve dedication of the individual to some part he chooses to play among his fellows. Implicit here is the selection of such a role as will have a maximum breadth of recognition, so that the player may be established in a reality which he would be quite unable to sustain by himself. There is a subordination of all other considerations to one primary act of individual assurance.

The keyword is IDEALIZATION

When positive, the degree is the self-sacrifice required of anybody who would become the creative representative of eternal value, and when negative, an often well-meaning but usually destructive assertiveness or vain pretense.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-spiritual-experimental.

Forest Lawn by John Denver

“W. C. Fields’ comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children and dogs.” (Wikipedia)  W. C. Fields is buried at Forest Lawn, by the way.

Politian’s Personality! All the world’s a stage!

Shakespeare explained our entrances and exits long ago…

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages.

“Wearing a top hat with exuding confidence in a dream symbolizes your role in the society. It also signifies an opportunity for command and power. You may be a person who is highly capable to acquire authority among others. Remember to nurture your relationship with other people especially those around you for they are contributing much to your success. This kind of circumstance can be the dream message when emerging in a crowd with your top hat. No successful man ventured in the world of victory by himself alone. There are always personalities who made it possible for you to succeed.” Aunty Flo

“My life, ideally lived.” Saijin

Image source: W. C. Fields, the Frito Bandito and

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Aries 10 ~ “Truth will not long be hidden.”


“Truth will not long be hidden.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 10

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 10° A man teaching new forms for old symbols

This is a symbol of the continuous and necessary rectification of understanding through direct and everyday experience, such as brings every factor of inner realization into immediate and personal significance. Here the wisdom of the race is revivified and made available for all through its recurrent and continual validation in human affairs. There is a serving of the many by the one who provides a momentary dramatization for each special phase of a total reality.


When positive, the degree is an exceptional capacity for putting every part of an individual’s heritage to work, and when negative, witless distortion of values and twisted perspective in general events.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-social-inspired.

Moana ~ I Know Who You Are

“I have made a vow to attain enlightenment in the female form – no matter how many lifetimes it takes.” Venerable Tenzin Palmo

New Mansions for New Men by Dane Rudhyar

“It is well therefore that we should re-polarize our interpretation of ancient world-symbols in terms of light, rather than force upon an unbelieving generation the concepts of unknowable entities that are the postulated Sources of this light. Let it be the seer’s privilege to pierce through the light, through the Glory of God, and to stand in the presence of that emptiness and that silence, which the greatest of mystics have realized as being the very essence of God, “God’s utter poverty”. Let the most occult of scientists stand in uncommunicable understanding at the very core of the atom, before the innermost “Heart of the Sun”.

“As for us, as we try to reformulate the cosmic symbols of old in a modern tongue, let our vision be that of ever-changing, ever-fluctuating light. Let us understand the waxing and waning of that glory whose rhythm marks the yearly tides of our human time; nay, is the very essence and significance of time. Let us stand at the four great gates of light, at the four signposts of the year, solstices and equinoxes — that we may sense and perceive the qualities of the light which floods our seasons, which gives keynotes to vegetation and to human souls alike, which men once symbolized as the fourfold Zodiac and its twelve sub-divisions, the signs.” More

“Truth will not long be hidden.” Saijin

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Aries 9 ~ “Follow the path of the heart.”


“Follow the path of the heart.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 9

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 9° A crystal gazer

This is a symbol of man’s capacity for bringing an entire universe within the purview of his mind. There are higher faculties of human understanding, but as no more than the illimitable possibilities of personal experience in the realms of potentiality. Implicit is the concept of the world and the individual as irrevocably in partnership, each reflecting the other and thereby providing a foreview of every possible mood or situation.

The keyword is ACUTENESS

When positive, the degree is consummate insight in planning the course of events or organizing them in the light of immediate convenience, and when negative, an idle curiosity and a surrender of all reality to the vagaries of the moment.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-social-responsible.

What You Wanted -The Fault in Our Stars

The Day and Time You Were Born:

I will go down…

“You were born at the moment that the total sum of your character and the cosmos were in identical and perfected calibration. You are an emanative image of the entire solar system in potentiality. You are a divine cell of cosmic character here set apart in your uniqueness from the macrocosm for further specialization according to your desires. You were born at such a time as to fit perfectly into the scheme of things as they exist for this moment—your life—on Earth.”

Adapted from Sabian Astrology III by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

“Follow the path of the heart.” Saijin

Image: Crystal Ball Heart

Aries 8 ~ “Believe and then you will be.”


“Believe and then you will be.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 8

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 8° A large hat with streamers flying, facing east

This is a symbol of naïve creativity, or the fundamentally phallic stirrings of man as these keep him forever responsive for better or worse to the general potentialities of an everyday being, and as they also enable him to realize and utilize the ever-emerging novelties and variations of human relationships. Implicit here is an unconditioned and complete co-operation with every immediate trend of events, whether consciously or otherwise.

The keyword is EXCITATION

When positive, the degree is continual self-orientation to the nascent potentialities of all life and experience, and when negative, a tendency to idle posing or an empty pretense of good will and interest.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-social-receptive.

I lived – OneRepublic Lyrics

Will the real me please stand up!

The Unified Heart by Kelly Lee Phipps

Through the sacred heart of eternity
life burns with love.

It is there in that endless ocean
where compassion is born

From this piercing empathy
forgiveness flows.

Its deep sapphire current
opens us to a new life of joy.

You can forget your fears in the raw ecstasy
and swim through waves of passion.

They are the source of dreams
and the essence underlying every simple thing.

In this unity of spirit
we must live to love one another
without letting our despair prevail.

Only the light of love can teach us
to overcome brokenness.

Then we can offer life a cup
of nourishing water from the
pure wake of our discovery.

As people drink from our glistening springs
we finally arrive at the shores
of untainted visions.

And the dark hollow of shattered hearts
is healed at last.

“Believe and then you will be.” Saijin

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Aries 7 ~ “Free your mind, the rest follows.”


“Free your mind, the rest follows.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 7

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 7° A man successfully expressing himself in two realms at once

This is a symbol of a creative division of labor within the self, such as distinguishes human kind from the lower orders of life and enables any individual to participate in the experience of many interpenetrating realms of reality. There is capacity here for a complete control of events by shifting from one to another focus of emphasis whenever it proves convenient or expedient.

The keyword is PROFICIENCY

When positive, the degree is unlimited versatility and a special gift for divorcing the things of issue from whatever lacks immediate pertinence, and when negative, a tendency to defeat all self-competence in an unintelligent scattering of interest.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-social-sensitive.

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.” Morpheus

PJ’s Manifesto, “Telling me your dreams” ~ The Hand of God

“You know what I love most about this moment. The only person who knows where I am right now… is me….it’s like looking into infinity. This is what perfection looks like. Big data hates this place. Free will. So they trick us. They take everything they know about us and they use it against us. To control us. They make it so easy. Don’t they? We can get a pill for any mood online. We come at the click of a button. We Uber our food. I mean, what the fuck? We’ve given up the right to choose in exchange for free shipping, and a money-back guarantee. We give them our data, and they make chains that fit us better…Wake the fuck up! Wake the fuck up!”

“Free your mind, the rest follows.” Saijin

Image: Offered a chance

Aries 6 ~ “Construct brightly while you can.”


“Construct brightly while you can.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 6

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 6° A square brightly lighted on one side

This is a symbol of experience as the over-all sustainment of any personal or conscious being. A materialistic reality is found to be sheer illusion when taken of itself or given any power on its own account, but it also is discovered to be the servant of every human impulse whenever life becomes red-blooded or achieves a motivation and an effective appreciation of its own nature. Implicit here is the realization that things are given their fundamental ordering as they are accepted in consciousness.

The keyword is SET

When positive, the degree is the absolute unimpeachability of a genuine self-direction, and when negative, complete loss of self-efficacy in a surrender to frustrations.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-social-experimental.

A Whole New World – Aladdin

Embracing the Infinite

by Kelly Lee Phipps (February 5, 1971 – March 25, 2014)

Above the wavering sea stars await
your return
mirrored across the deep span
stretching within
The curving space between here and
there is endless
Yet it seems like you’ve been
abandoned in the emptiness

You can never stop the flow of dark imagery
coursing through your heart
Those chambers of guilt and fear always struggle
to contain the tingling fire dancing as your soul

It hurts to be free.
But when you step into your passion
the whole universe opens within…
And others may wander with black
holes for hearts
devouring your visions with their fears

But tell me. How old are you?

That’s not your age.
It’s simply the number of orbits
you’ve made around this star
You’ve made many orbits around
other stars like a timeless electron zipping around
an atomic nucleus
You are infinite!

And if you argue for your limitations,
you have to fight them.
But if you discover your possibilities,
you get to create them

So stand still,
gaze at the sky
Sense the reverence rising inside
And know that your being
Is an extension of eternity.

“Construct brightly while you can.” Saijin


Aries 5 ~ “Mobilize aspirations.”


“Mobilize aspirations.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 5

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 5° A triangle with wings

This is a symbol of the inviolability of man’s essential nature throughout every ramification of his experience, as long as he holds to the purity of his original impulses. There is here a very practical balance in his self-fulfillment, thanks to his threefold individuality in terms of skills, loyalties and values. Light rather than darkness remains the goal of his life, and his personal capacities become a continual refinement of every baser metal in selfhood.

The keyword is ZEAL

When positive, the degree is the creative transformation of everything into an expression of enduring idea and a reflection of the real vision ahead, and when negative, blissful obliviousness to all normal or everyday considerations.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-physical-inspired.

The Fray ~ Run for Your Life

Lady Bug Lady Bug Fly Away Home

Location, location, location!

The right time, the right place. The present moment. Things that make us get up and do it. Relocating to the path with heart. The call of the wind to take flight, now, not later. What is your aspiration? What is the call of the wind that you hear? Today’s septenary bids you onward to your goals. Time to take flight and be there!

“Mobilize aspirations.” Saijin

Image source: Ladybug!

Aries 4 ~ “Hold on to what you believe.”


“Hold on to what you believe.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 4

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 4° Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk

This is a symbol of the first innocent rounding out of conscious experience, and of an unspoiled assurance of personal potentialities for which no immediate sense of responsibility is necessary. Implicit here is the fact that reality is ever without meaning or power except as it stimulates the self to move in its own interest persistently and continuously whenever the least opportunity offers.

The keyword is ENJOYMENT

When positive, the degree is an utterly naïve assimilation of self into its world and a complete flow of all effort towards some proper end, and when negative, the indiscriminate loss of the self’s real assets in pure self-indulgence.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-physical-responsible.

Into the Wild ~ Hold on to What You Believe


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann

“Hold on to what you believe.” Saijin

Image: The cow jumped over the moon

Aries 3 ~ “Let love’s inception be bright.”


“Let love’s inception be bright.”

The Span of Realization

Phase 3

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 3° A cameo profile of a man in the outline of his country

This is a symbol of a real breadth of participation in everyday affairs, and of the extent to which every individual tends to epitomize the tradition and culture from which he has emerged. There is here the suggestion of both an impersonal self-dedication to broader community interests and a highly personal dramatization of the self as a focus for group actuality.

The keyword is EXPLOITATION

When positive, the degree is man’s capacity for giving full play to every ramification of the reality he has created for himself, and when negative, an unimaginative conventionality which leaves him in bondage to every current stereotype of human relations.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-physical-receptive.

Brighter than the sun


A reminder to people of three divine qualities: Self Control, Charity and Compassion

Yod – The Finger of God

Accepting turbulence
Navigate content
Discomfort of not-knowing
Vague sense of insecurity
Humming dim as backdrop
Achievement unhindered
Extraordinarily acquired
In the margins
On the edge
O’er the top
Oh, shadows grey
Where others fear to tread
Draw closer still
Ere you slip from reach
Certainty in uncertainty

Saijin 3.23.14

Happy Birthday, Dane Rudhyar!

“Let love’s inception be bright.” Saijin

Image: Prajapati


Aries 2 ~ “Lesson One: You must toughen!”


“Lesson One: You must toughen!”

The Span of Realization

Phase 2

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Aries 2° A comedian entertaining a group

This is a symbol of the mirror which life holds up to itself recurrently, and so facilitates an everyday understanding of itself. The identity of each individual is projected back into the wholly naïve potential of his experience, thereby providing a fresh and transcendent self-perspective. Here is man’s heightened individuality as he discovers he may play whatever role he finds useful in each momentary contact with others, together with the continual self-reassurance he gains in self-rehearsal.

The keyword is RELEASE

When positive, the degree is the power of personality through a full and completely uninhibited self-expression, and when negative, a neglect of common responsibility through idle diversions of interest.

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-specializing-physical-sensitive.

The Reason

“A thick skin is a gift from God.” Konrad Adenauer

The things we laugh at the hardest—our biggest belly laughs—only truly happen when we are brought to a point of recognizing the ridiculousness of ourselves. That is our release of our self-judgments of our imperfections that absolutely must take place at the critical core level—a rebooting, a resetting of our very essence of self-understanding, acceptance—we simply must let go, laugh, and see ourselves from a higher level. Get there. Do whatever it takes. Laughter truly is the best medicine!

Adam Sandler’s infamous comedy routine explains: “They’re all gonna laugh at you!” (a looped audio in case you don’t get it the first time) His own career in comedy began with down-and-dirty routines. Maybe you put your nose up in utter disgust, if and when you heard some of those, like “The Longest Pee”. Most likely, judgmental snootiness deemed him unworthy of worldly success. Yet, Adam left us laughing at him as he journeyed all the way to the bank.

Don’t be too quick to judge is the lesson. You’ve got to learn to laugh at yourself. Seriously. Seriously laugh at yourself. If you want release, that is…

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. It’s like boats. You keep your motor on so you can steer with the current. And when you hear the sound of the waterfall coming nearer and nearer, tidy up the boat, put on your best tie and hat, and smoke a cigar right up till the moment you go over. That’s a triumph.” ― Ray Bradbury

“Lesson One: You must toughen!” Saijin

Photo by Heather Jack: “You can do it!” A weed grows through a rock.